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granted to Emma my daughter and her heirs and assigns all my
land and manor which James of Snape gave me in the territories
of Hurleton Scarisbrec and Snape with all liberties and ease-
ments rendering due services to the chief lord and 8 pence rent
at Pentecost and 8 pence at St. ALartin (Nov. ir) in Winter.

Witnesses : Lord Robert of Lathum, Lord Raduljjh of
Beckerstat, Richard Wayllais, Robert Hurleton, Gilbert of
Halsall, Richard of Burscow, Thomas Blundell, and many
others.

Given at Aspinwall on the Feast of St. Peter's Chair (Jan. iS)
in the 34th year of the reign of King Edward. [f3o6,]



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47- [1303-] On Monday tlie feast of the Annunciation of
Blessed Mary in the 31st year of the reign of King Edward an
agreement was made between Brother Richard Prior of Burscogh
and the Canons there on the one part and Gilbert of Skaresbrek
and Robert of Hurleton on the other part regarding their
respective boundaries of Burscogli Merton and Ormeskirke
which they agree to refer to the ordinance of Sir Henry Rector
of Standysh Alan le Norreis Gilbert of Suthworth Nicholas
IHundell Mathew of Haydok William of Heskayth Radulph
of Bykerstath Robert of Byron Richard le Walens and Roger
of Harbgh The Arbitrators on Wednesday and Thursday after
the Octave of Easter are to take with them the older and most
prudent tenants and ordain and fix the boundaries and perambu-
lations between the said Vills and if any of the said arbitrators
do not come tlien another shall take his place And their
ordinance and definition shall have force for ever.

Given at Burscogh o!i the day and year above said.



48. [1306.] Let all know that I Adam son of William of
Chirwalters have quitclaimed to Kilis of \Vythinesnape and his
wife Alice and their heirs all my right nnd claim which I have
had or may have to all my lands and tenements formerly belong-
ing to William of Akenheved in vill of Scharisbrec and which I
held by Brief of the King Rendering due homage and service
as aforetime.

Witnesses : Gilbert of Scharisbrec, Robert of Hurlton, Walter
of Gosfordesiche, Adam of Aspinewalle, Johir of the Cross,
and others.

Given at Ormiskyrke on Thursday after the close of Easter, in
the 35th year of King Edward [1306].



49. [1381.] Let all know that I Emma daughter of Symon
of Aspinwalle have granted to John del Lont son of William de
Alolyneus of Sefton and his heirs and assigns all that land with
aj-jpurtenances which I had by gift and feoffment from Symon of
Aspinwalle my late father in the territories of Hurlton Scares-
brec and Snape To have and to hold of the chief lords of that
fee for due services paying to me annually seven pence at Pente-
cost and eight pence at St. Martin in winter (Nov. 11).

Witnesses: Gilbert of Scaresbrek, Richard le Walais, Robert
of Hurleton, Walter of Aghton, and others.

Giveii at Hurleton on Thursday the Vigil of St. Hilary (Jan.
14) in the itth year of Edward II. [i38i-l

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276 Communications,

50. [1318-1319.] Let all know that I Allan of Collay have
given to Richard son of Robeit of Collay all those lands &c.
called the Windyates within these bounds viz. a hedge and a
ditch in the vill of WindhuU [Windle] To have and to hold to
the said Richard and Matilda his wife with house-bote and hay-
bote paying yearly 8 shillings in silver at the Nativity of the B.
Mary (Sept. 8) and one of his best hogs and sows and a calf at
the same time And they may have for pannage enough for all
their pigs and if they have no swine they must pay me and my
heirs 12 pence on the Feast of St. Martin in Winter (Nov, 11)
And they shall supply two men to mow for me one day \\\ summer.

Witnesses : Henry Travers, Richard de Molyneux, Henry of
Par, Robert le Norreys, Henry of Okanhevet, Alan of Eccliston,
Hugh the clerk.

Given at WindhuU on Monday before St, Margaret the Virgin
(Feb. 3) in the 12th year of Edward H. [1318-9.J



51. [1318.] Be it known to all that I John of Morcroft have
demised for the term of 18 years to Robert of Morcroft and his
assigns saving religious men and chief lords three selions of my
land in a certain field called the Mersche in the territory of Hurle-
ton lying next that acre which Richard my brother formerly had
the term commencing at the Feast of St. Martin (Nov. ii) in the
loth year of Edward H Rendering two pence of silver at the
Feast of Pentecost for all demands.

Witnesses: Gilbert of Scaresbrek, Gilbert of Halsall, Richard
le Waleys, Robert of Hurlton, Simon son of Adam of Aspen-
walle, and others.



52. [About 1318-19.] Let all present and future know that I
Richard son of Augustine son of Adam of Fernilondis have
resigned and quitclaimed to Walter del Schage and his heirs all
my right and claim which I have had or in any manner could
have to lands and tenements and all appurtenances in vills of
Hurlton and Scaresbrec and which I had by the right of Cyrede
my grandmother,

Witnesses : Richard Walens, Gilbert of Scaresbrec, Robert of
Hurlton, Adam of Bikerstat, John son of Walter of Goseforde-
siche, Richard of Stockfaldeche, Thomas Blundell, and others.

Given at Litherland on Friday before the Feast of St. Hilary
(Jan. 14) in the 12th year of Edward H.

Oval seal of green wax : an eagle displayed, with legend
IPIUS su.



Scarisbrick Charters. 277

53. [About 1320.] Know all present and future that I
Thomas del Schavv iiave granted to Simon del Schaw and his
heirs a portion of my land in the territory of Scaresbrec which
lies between the Greneforde and the ditch near the curtilage of
the said Symon to be held of me and of my heirs with common
pasture and all the liberties and easements paying annually six
pence of silver at Pentecost.

Witnesses : Richard of Halsale, John Walens, Henry of
Scaresbrec, Adam of Bykerstat, Madoc of Acton.

Oval seal of green wax : a star within the horns of a crescent,
with legend s' JOH de schae.



54. [1322.] Administration of the will of Gilbert of Haydok
Let it be clear to all that we the x\rchdeacon of Chester have
granted and committed the administration of all the goods of
Gilbert of Haydok lately deceased to the executors appointed
by his wish viz. Henry of Scaresbrek and Richard of Bolde
after they had taken the oath before us that they would faithfully
administer the same.

Given at Ormeskirk on Thursday before the Feast of St.
Margaret the Virgin (July 20) in the year 1322.

Fragment of an ecclesiastical seal of brown wax : a figure
under a canopy. {See illustration No. j.)



55- [i3'3-J I-^st it be clear to all that I Magotha daughter of
Richard del Crosse of Scaresbrec in pure virginity and of full
age have quitclaimed to Robert my brother and his heirs all my
right and claim to that tenement which Richard my father held
in fee in the vills of Hurlton and Scaresbrec.

Witnesses : Gilbert of Scaresbrec, Walter del Shagh, Simon of
the same, John of Gosfordsiche, Hugh of Depedale clerk, and
others.

Given at Scaresbrec on Thursday next after St. Peter's Chair
(Jan. 18) in the 17th year of Edward H.



56. [1324.] Let all know that I Ingota daughter of Richard
of Goldikar in my pure widowhood have quitclaimed to Alan
son of Robert of Eccliston and his heirs all the lands and
tenements with their appurtenances which the aforesaid Alan
had by gift and feoffment of Cristiana daughter of Nicholas of
Eccliston in the territory of Eccliston lying within the bounda-
ries more fully contained in the charter of the said Cristiana to
the said Alan.

Sealed at Eccliston on the Thursday before the Annunciation
of B. Mary the Virgin in the 17th year of Edward IL



^78 Communications.

57. [1327.] Let all know that I Margery formerly wife of
Richard son of Hudde of Morcroft in my pure widowhood
have given to Richard my son and his heirs all my lands and
tenements in Morcroft in the vills of Hurlton and Scaresbrek
To have and to hold of the chief lords of the fee for due and
accustomed services And if the said Richard die without issue,
then all the aforesaid to reveit to my rightful heirs.

Sealed in my pure widowhood.

Witnesses : Walter del Shagh, Simon del Shagh, John of
Barton, Alexander of Marlialgh, Henry of Morcroft, and others.

Given at Hurlton on Friday the Feast of St. Edmund the
King (Nov. 20) in the first year of Edward HI.



58. [1325.] This indenture witnesses that we Brother John
Prior of Burscogh and the Canons thereof have granted for the
term of his life to Walter del Shagh a certain piece of land in
Hurlton lying in the corner next the Seneford road containing
five perches in length and five perches in width for building a
barn there To be held from us and our successors for the term
of his life Rent annually two pence of silver at the Feast of St.
Nicholas (Dec. 6) for every service preserving immediately after
the death of the said ^Valter our reversionary right without
contradiction.

Witnesses : Robert of Hurltor, Simon del Shagh, Robert of
Wythinsnape.

Given at Bursch[coe] on the Feast of St. Nicholas (Dec. 6) in
the year of the Lord 1325.



59- [^^53°-] ^'St all know that I John of Morcroft have given
to Robert of Morcroft my brother diul his heirs three selions of
land in the Mersh in vills of Hurlton and Scarisbrec which three
selions lie alongside the land of the said Robert and of Riciiard
his brother on the east side To have and to hold the same with
all liberties and easements Rent [frayed] pence at the Feast of
St. ]\Lartin And if he die without issue then to his rightful heirs.

Witnesses : Gilbert of Scaresbrec, Richard the Waleys, Robert
of Hurleton, Alexander of Marhalgh, Robert of Wythinsnape,
and others.

Given at the Mersh on Saturday the Feast of St. Michael
(Sept. 29) in the 4th year of Edward HL



60. [1331.] Let all know that I Hugh of Depedale clerk
have granted to William son of William son of Adam of
Birchecar and Agnes his wife and their issue all my lands and
tenements \yith buildings curtilages and all appurtenances which



Scarisbrick Charters. ^79

1 hold on the day of the making of this instrument in Birchecar
in vills of Hurlton and Scaresbiec which I had formerly by gift
and feoffment of the said William To have and to hold of the
chief lords of the fee for due and customary services And if
the said William and Agnes die without issue then the aforesaid
shall revert to the rightful heirs of the said William.

Witnesses : Gilbert of Scaresbrec, Gilbert of Halsale, William
de Caudray, Robert of Hurlton, John son of Walter of Gose-
forsich, and many others.

Given at Birchecar on Saturday the Feast of St. Edmund the
Archbishop (Nov. 16) in the fifth year of Edward III.



61. [1332.] To all who shall see these presents William son
of Robert of Hurlton and John and Nicholas his brothers wish
health in God As we had given to us by our father an annual
rent of three shillings and four pence issuing from the manor of
Hurlton we quitclaim the same to the said Robert and to the
other tenants.

VVritten at Scaresbrek on Saturday before the Feast of St.
Mark the Evangelist (April 25) in the sixth year of the reign of
Edward HI.



62. [1333.] Memorandum that at Lancaster Sessions the day
after St. Martin (Nov. 11) in the 7th year of Edward HI John
son of Walter of Gosefordsich and Cecily his wife Robert del
Crosse the younger Adam de ^Vhalton of Scaresbrek John de
AVhatton of Scaresbrek Adam son of Walter of Gosefordsich
and Richard son of Richard de EUerbek of Lathum were
acquitted by a jury of the country to which they had confided
themselves for good or ill before the King at Lincoln concerning
the death of Brother Adam of Cokerham Canon of Burscogh
feloniously killed at Aghton (as was said) on Friday after St.
Gregory (March 12) in the 6th year of Edward HL John the
Mereshal brother of the said Adam did not prosecute as appears
mere fully in the 21st Roll of the Term of Holy Trinity of the
7th year of the reign of the said King amongst the Crown Pleas
of the suit of the King And as the said jury declared the
aforesaid appeal was maliciously formulated and prosecuted to
the loss of ;£io to the aforesaid John son of Walter and of
Cecily his wife and at a loss of forty shillings separately to each
of the aforesaid Robert del Crosse and others and the jury says
that the plaintiff John le INIareshal is able to pay the aforesaid
damages Therefore by the statute it was commanded to compel
the said John and that he have his body before the King to
answer therefor within foity days of the day of St. Hilary.



28o Comimmications.

63- [1334-] I^et all present and future know that I John of
Oltonn clerk have given to Robert son of Richard son of Simon
of Rynacres and his issue my lands tenements with buildings
curtilages and appurtenances which I had lately by the gilt and
feoffment of the said Richard in vills of Hurlton and Scaresbrec
To be held of the chief lord for due services And if the said
Robert have no heirs then all the aforesaid to revert to the
rightful heirs of the said Richard son of Simon of Rynacres.

Witnesses : Gilbert of Scaresbrec, Robert of Hurlton, John
son of Walter of Goseforsiche, Walter del Shagh, Simon del
Shagh, Hugh of Depedale clerk, and others.

Given at Scaresbrec, on Sc urday before the Feast of St.
Michael on the Mount (May 8), in the 8th year of Edward III.



64. [1336.] Let it be clear to all that I Robert son of
Richard del Crosse of Scaresbrec have quitclaimed to Gilbert
son of Henry of Scaresbrec my right and claim to a plot of
land which I held from the said Gilbert in the vills of Hurlton
and Scaresbrec measuring seven roods on the eastern side of my
field near Whassum on which land the said Gilbert has built a
windmill together with an exit from the mill measuring six feet
beginning on the western corner of my field and going along to
the ditch of Whassum and following it to the land of William
of Whassum.

Witnesses : Lord Thomas of Lathum knight, Gilbert of
Halsale, William of Caudray, John son of Walter of Goseforsich,
Simon del Shagh.

Given at Scaresbrec, on Saturday after Invention of the Cross
(May 3) in the loth year of Edward III.



65- [1338-] I'o i^ll ^^'ho shall see this writing Magotha late
wife of Roger of Whassum wishes health in the Lord Know
ye that I in my pure widowhood have remitted and quitclaimed
to Robert son of Henry son of Dandi and his heirs all my right
and claim in three acres of land in the vills of Hurlton and
Scaresbrek which Henry son of Dandi had by gift and feoffment
of the aforesaid Robert of \\'hassum my late husband, lying next
to the land of Robert of Hurlton.

Witnesses : Richard of Scaresbrec, Hugh of the Refectory,

Hugh of Depedale, Henry , Rauf the clerk, Thomas son of

Dandi, and others.

Given at Whassum on Monday after the Feast of St. Mary
Magdalene (July 22) in the 12th year of Edward III.



-n. b. Oh U. AND U., VOL. XLVIII.



PLATE XXXIII.





HENRY DE SCARISBRICK,

1440.

13



THOMAS DE HESKETH,
1398.





HUGH DE STANDISH,
1398.



USED BY L-

HENRY DE SCARISBRICK ^ '

OR -

HUGH DE AGHTON
1412.




/




WIGAN STATUTE MERCHANT,

COUNTER SEAL.

1432.




HENRY DE HALSALL,

PARSON OF HALSALL,

1405.



S. AUTI. DE HALSALL,
1397.



WALTER DE GOSEFORDSICH,
1300.



SEALS FROM THE SCARISBRICK DEEDS. II.



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Scarisbrick Charters.



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66. [About 1339.] This Indenture made between Gilbert of
Scaiesbreck the elder and Gilbert liis son on the one pait and
Richard of Scaresbrek his son and William of Coudray on the
other part witnesses that by a certain writing Gilbert the elder
and Gilbert his son have granted to Richard and John and their
heirs an annual rent of loo Hvres to be taken from their manor
of Scaresbrek but if the said Gilbert do not alienate the manor
or any part of tiie inheritance of Henry son of Gilbert the
younger, then the said writing shall be of no value in whose
hands it may be found and the said rent of 100 livres shall
cease And the said Gilberts guarantee that if they alienate the
manor or any part of the inheritance of the said Henry then the
said writing shall be of force and the said Richard and John
shall have action for the said rent and can distrain And the
said Gilberts can let the land to tenants for the term of their
lives paying the true value each year In testimony of which
the said Gilbert and Gilbert Richard and John have inter-
changeably afifixed their seals.

Written at Scaresbrec the Sunday after the Feast of the
Exaltation of the Cross (Sept. 14).



67. [About 1340.] Know the present and future that I
William of Morcroft have granted to Henry clerk of Hutun
and his heirs for his homage and service all my land which I
bought of Robert of Hurlton and William of Egeake within the
Kradehevet beginning at a certain ditch on the north to another
on the east to another on the south along that to the west To
have and to hold the same with common pasture and all ease-
ments and liberties of vill of Hurlton Rent two shillings a year
viz. twelve pence at Nativity of B. Mary (Sept. 81 and twelve
pence at Feast of St. Nicholas (Dec. 6j for all services and
demands.

Witnesses : John Walens of Liiherlond, Richard of Halsal,
Henry of Scarisbrec, Richard ^^'alens, Adam of Bikstat, Roger
of Hurlton, Richard the clerk, and others.



68. [About 1340.] Frayed and discolowed. Know all present
and future that I Galfrida daughter of Henry of Longeton have
granted to Noremo my son and his heirs two acres of land in
the vill of Longeton, between the land of Margaret of Hylton

on the west .on the east

together with buildings and all easements and liberties Rent
. . . . on the Assumption of B. Mary Virgin.

Witnesses : Hugh of Farinton, Thomas Starki, John of Norries,
Henry of Horwik.



28.2 Coiiunnnications.

69. [1341.] Know present and future that I Agnes formerly
wife of ^Vlllianl son of Radolph liave granted to William son of
Adam of Greteby and his lieirs all my lands and tenements in
vills of Hurlton and Scarisbrek with their appurtenances 'i'o
liave and to hold of the chief lords of the fee for due services.

\\'itnesses : Gilbert of Scarisbrec, Robert of Hurlton, Simon
del Shaghe, Walter del Shaghe, John of Rhonrue clerk, and
others.

Given at Hurlton on Sunday the Octave of Easter in the
I5lh year of Edward III.



70. [1342] Let all present and future know that 1 Robert
son of Robert of Hurlton have assigned to Robert my son and
Elyonora the daughter of Gilbert of Scarisbrec all my portion of
the wood of D\kisscogh and one piece of land called Blachinefeld
and three acres of land in Holdish in vills of Hurlton and
Scarisbrec To be held by them and their heirs for the services
of one measure of lime besides six pence annually at the Nativity
of the Lord t'or all demands And that I have also granted to
the same Pvobert and Elyonora fifteen acres of land which
Richard Bonyard holds of me for the term of his life and a
certain messuage and four acres of land which Agnes widow of
INIatiliew Hancockerson and John her son hold of nie for their
lives also certain two messuages and six acres of land and
nineteen fallows of a rood which John and jNIargery HuUeson
hold for their lives also one messuage five acres and five fidlows
of a rood which Robert son of John and Emma of Whatton
hold for their lives also one messuage and fifteen acres which
John son of Thomas son of Walter holds for his life also one
acre which Adam of Bradehevyd holds And as at the death of
the aforesaid tenants all such lands revert to me let them remain
to the aforesaid Robert and Elyonora and to their heirs with
remainder to my heirs.

Witnesses : Lord Thomas of Lalhom Knight, Robert of
Coudray, Adam of Bikerstath, Richard le Waleys, Richard de
Molyneux of Sefton, Richard of Lathom, Richard of Down-
holland, and many others.

Given at Hurlton on Sunday before St. Mark (April 25) in
the i6th vear of Edward IIL



70*. [1342.] To all to whom these letters shall come Robert
of Hurleton prays health in God As Robert son of Robert
Hurleton my father guaranteed an annual rent of ;;^2o to me and
my heirs from and in all his lands in Hurleton and Scarisbrec
know that I guarantee for myself and my heirs that if the said



Scarisbrick Charters. 283

Robert son of Robert my father guard his lands and tenements
in HurletoM and Scaresbrec without alienation or charge to my
disinheritance safe to the said Robert my father that he can
lease his waste lands and all his lands and tenements that are in
the hands of tenants as they fall in to tenants for the term of
life or for years rendering to him and to his heirs sutificient rent
as the time tallies itself to the time of the lease except the
demesnes which Robert of Hurleton the grandfather held in his
time which shall not be leased or charged That then the
writing as to ^20 shall be of no effect And if so be that the
said Robert the father make alienation or charge or lease except
as before named then the writing as to annual rent aforesaid
shall remain in force.

In witness of Avhich matter to these letters indented the
aforesaid Robert the son of Robert and Robert the elder have
interchangeably put their seals.

Written at Scharisbrec the day of St. Mark the Evangelist
(April 25) in the i6th year of Edward IK.



71. [1343.] To all who shall see this writing Robert son of
Robert of Hurltoti wishes health in the Lord Know ye that I
have granted i) Robert my son and his heirs an annual rent of
^20 to be drawn annually from all my lands in Hurlton and
Scarisbrec to be paitl at the Nativity of our Lord and the
Nativity of B. John the Bainist in equal portions. And if such
rent be in part or in whole in arrear then the said Robert has
power to distrain until such rent be paid.

Witnesses : Lord Thomas of Lathom Knight, Robert of
Caudray, Richard le AValeys, Adam of pjikerstath, John son of
W'alter of Goseforsich, and many others.

Given at Scarisbrec on the Saturday before the Feast of St.
]\Lark the Evangelist (April 25) in the i6th year of Edward IIL



'. 72. [1346.] Let the present and future know that I Robert
son of Robert of Wylhinsnape have granted to Hugh of
Depedale all my lands buildings curtilages and appurtenances
which I have in Wythinsnape, in vills of Hurlton and Scaresbrec
without any reservation To be held of the chief lords by the
usual and due services.

Witnesses : Gilbert of Scaresbrec, Adam of Bykerstath, Robert
of Hurlton, John of Gosefordesiche, Walter of Schagh, and
others.

Given at Hurlton on Monday after the Feast of St. Barnabas
the Apostle (June nth) in the 20th year of Edward HL



284 Commiinications.

73. [1346.] Lei the present and future know that I John
Massesune have given to John of Olton chaplain one messuage
with all my land and appurtenances that I had in fee and heirship
in the vills of Hurlton and Scaresbreck without any reservation
To have and to hold of the chief lords of the fee for due services
together with common pasture and all liberties and easements
thereto belonging.

Witnesses : Robert of Coudray, Richard Walens, Adam of
Bikerstat, Robert of Hurlton, John of Gosefordesiche, and
others.

Given at Scharisbreck on Saturday the Feast of St. John
before the Latin Gate (May 6th) in the 20th year of Edward IIL

Round seal of brown wax : a cock. Inscription illegible.



74. [1346.] Know the present and future that I John of
Olton chaplain have granted to Henry son of Gilbert of Scares-
brek and Elyonora his wife and their lawful male heirs one acre
of land with belongings in vills of Hurlton and Skarisbrek lying
near the land of Richard Wilkeson on the north To be held of
the chief lords of the fee for due services with conniion pasture
and all liberties And if the said Henry and Elyonora die
without lawful heirs remainder to Gilbert of Skaresbrek and
his heirs.

Witnesses : Thomas of Lathom, Knight, Richard Walens,
Robert le Coudray, Adam of Bykerstath, Robert of Hurlton,
and others.

Given at Skaresbrek on Wednesday after the Feast of St. John
before the Latin Gate (May 6th) in the 20th year of Edward HL

Seal : two heads facing one another, with an ornamental staff
between them, with legend love.



75. [1346.] This charter in duplicate indented witnesses
that I John of Olton chaplain have granted to John Massesson
one messuage and all my lands which I had by gift and feoffment
from the aforesaid John in the vills of Hurlton and Skaresbrek
except one acre lying next the land of Richard Wilkeson for the
term of his life and after his death to Henry son of Gilbert of
Skaresbrek and Eleanor his wife and their heirs male To be
held of the chief lords for the rent of one rose at the Nativity of



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